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Scythe & Sickle - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 806
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 26
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Scythe & Sickle is an-amber ale brewed with a variety of malts, including pils, rye flakes and oat flakes, for incredible depth of flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. Scythe & Sickle brings a new life and flavor to autumn beer lists traditionally filled with Oktoberfests and pumpkin ales. The flavors of the hard work of summer and the celebration of autumn harvest are captured in Scythe & Sickle, creating a unique but traditional Ommegang farmhouse harvest ale.

“Scythe & Sickle is our foray into honoring the harvest season, taking the finest malts and blending them seamlessly into a rich amber ale,” says Brew Master Phil Leinhart. “Farming is about precision, timing and care, and this gently sweet ale is our testament to the craft and care of farming.”

(Beer added by: MLasoski on 08-27-2012)
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%

Cool new lables and cool new brews from Ommegang.Poured into my Ommegang chalice a brilliant a deep orange infused lighter amber with a spot on one finger white crown that left multiple chunks of lace behind as it settles into a soapy-like mass atop.Toasted grain notes in the nose along with light phenols and a hint of pepper,light aromas but decnet enough.The toasted grain comes out again on the palate with a little phenolic yeastiness and a faint shot of spice from the rye.I think this is a good alternative to the pumpkin and Oktoberfest fall beers out there,it's not in your face with big flavors but a smooth easy drinking table beer.I could drink alot of this.

10-07-2012 19:14:41 | More by oberon
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-13-2012 19:36:47 | More by aszatk01
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-20-2013 00:51:39 | More by MadScientist
Photo of sabitu


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-13-2013 20:02:21 | More by sabitu
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

10-30-2012 05:49:12 | More by danthehopslamman
Photo of lordofthewiens


4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

This was a very pretty beer. In a pint glass it was a hazy amber color that was beautifully carbonated. There was a thick fluffy white head with a good deal of lace.

Kind of a fresh, outdoors aroma. Grainy and sweet.

The grainy aroma turned out to be rye and oatmeal. Spicy. A bit of grassy hops.

Very smooth and drinkable.

I hope this stays on tap for a while at Pigs Fly.

10-10-2012 19:26:20 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of Beaver13


2.73/5  rDev -29.3%

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a monstrous rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - grainy malts and a little fruit with some floral perfumey hops.

The flavor is sweet grainy malts, a little fruit and a little rye with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's a decent amber but a bit uninteresting and pricey at $11 per 4 pack.

01-11-2013 00:31:10 | More by Beaver13
Photo of generallee

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-20-2012 02:56:35 | More by generallee
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1%

Growler filled at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY ($6.99 for a 32 ounce pour)

Pours lightly hazed, Starts with a large off white head, going to a thicker film and leaves better the ample high fine webs of lacing.

Sniff sniff sniff reveals just a whiff of mild sweet malts.

Flavorful and smooth amber, nice layers of malts. caramel, bread, slight rye presence. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

Fine beer to add to a marinade. Some went right into my jerk pork tenderloin bath.

Not the most sexy style of brew but this is a well crafted and quality new offering from Omme.

09-08-2012 21:30:53 | More by Billolick
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-25-2013 21:33:22 | More by codysjb
Photo of tigg924


3.33/5  rDev -13.7%

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass

Appearance: two inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: apricot, hay, and funk

Taste: big apricot, some tropical fruit, honey, and funkiness

Mouthfeel: moderate body, funky and slightly sweet, high carbonation

Overall: This to me tastes like an above average to average slightly sweet biere de garde. Not much stands out to me about this. Yes it is good and I would not turn it down, however I will not rush out to get another either.

12-10-2012 15:19:37 | More by tigg924
Photo of Mora2000


3.58/5  rDev -7.3%

On tap at the Common Table.

The beer pours a golden color with a white head. I get a lot of grain notes in the aroma, with a hint of yeast and some grass. The flavor is fairly dry with a lot of the husky grain notes. I also get some grass and earth from the hops as well as some spices and some yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

10-20-2012 20:01:01 | More by Mora2000
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-23-2013 17:10:41 | More by JC333
Photo of bsp77


4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Dense orange with huge, sticky off-white head.

Smell: Banana, sweet fruits, clove, some spice. Extremely Belgian.

Taste: Malt and yeast dominated, with banana, ripe dark fruits, caramel, and clove. There is some nice, light spice notes on the finish from the rye and the hops.

Feel: Seems full bodied yet light, creamy yet effervescent, sweet yet dry. This is the type of mouthfeel that only great Belgian beers can pull off.

Overall: This an exceptionally well crafted beer that is very suitable for the Fall season. I really should give this an even higher score, but it doesn't do enough to truly grab my attention.

09-20-2013 02:13:48 | More by bsp77
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-08-2013 16:27:59 | More by jiffymon
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

10-10-2012 02:43:07 | More by mjtiernan
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-04-2013 18:06:28 | More by Janeinma
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-24-2014 17:53:02 | More by dogfishandi
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4.23/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy copper golden orange with lots of bubbles. Huge six finger off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A fairly complex spicy and malty aroma. Spicy and funky yeast up front with some clove and pepper. Big hints of rye along with fruity esters including orange, lemon, and pear. Bready wheat grains and malts with hints of biscuit, caramel, and toffee. Also some hints of oats and banana. Some moderate earthy and grassy hops. A pretty funky and nice smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a nice and complex mix of malts and spices. Lots of yeast upfront with a funky Belgian like kick. Some white pepper and clove. Bready malts and wheat with notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, and oat. Taste of fruits including orange, lemon, banana, and pear. Also a solid hop presence with some earthy hops and grass. A complex and well balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat chewy. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty interesting and solid tasting beer. A nice mix of malts, spices, and hops. Has some bite to it while still being very smooth.

11-07-2012 06:30:34 | More by MattyG85
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-06-2013 16:54:15 | More by briandaube
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-29-2013 16:56:05 | More by WVbeergeek
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-03-2012 21:07:33 | More by valkyre65
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-25-2012 23:11:42 | More by dsauter
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-18-2013 04:50:30 | More by Beer21
Photo of ianjsullivan


3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

St: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy amber brown with a huge white head and lots of lacing.

S: Malt, rye, spicy, dark fruit.

T: Good malty beer with a slightly spicy backbone from the rye, somewhat nutty.

M: Soft mouth, delicate.

O: A very enjoyable offering that screams fall, as was the point.

09-15-2013 18:12:44 | More by ianjsullivan
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Scythe & Sickle from Brewery Ommegang
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